ByBJ Hall, writer at Creators.co
I write Comedy, Do Stand-up, Travel Through Time, and enjoy the FUCK out of a good movie! Twitter: @InitiallyDirty FB: https://www.facebook.
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Some say revenge is a dish best served cold. I tend to think that's bullshit, myself. I would much rather it be served with a smoking gun, and smirk, and dead asshole on the ground who, as Vincent Vega would put it, "Should have fuckin' better known better!". There are just some things you don't do, and while most revenge movies aren't about massaging the feet of a dangerously beautiful female, most of these films do seem to have some things in common. That is what this article is about: The Reasons.

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Do you think some of the best movies center around vengeance as a driving force for the protagonist?

Honestly, just like in real life there are not very many reasons for revenge. Different circumstances sure, but like a Netflix que I believe they seem to follow similar actions that result in the reaction of revenge. So sit back as I burn through three of my favorite reasons for revenge and the films I believe represent them the most. So enjoy, and if I happen to list a movie you haven't had the pleasure of seeing.... do yourself a favor and get revenge on whomever you have been getting your cinematic advise from so far... because they hurt you... they hurt you bad.

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#3 Killer Careers

The Worst Kind Of Swirly EVER!
The Worst Kind Of Swirly EVER!

I tell ya folks, there is one thing I love in a main character and that is a particular set of skills.... skills that are.... oh okay, ya caught me; but, you get my meaning. I like badasses that are A) so badass that they themselves aren't really sure just how badass they are, and B) so badass they DO know how badass they are they keep that shit hidden deep down within themselves in fear of hurting those close to them. Usually B is more depressed than A, but hey... you might be too if you had seen the shit their back story inflects.

Take our first example: Mr. John Creasy from 2004's Man on Fire

I like to believe he's looking at his own reflection...
I like to believe he's looking at his own reflection...

This cinematic gem of a remake was directed by Tony Scott, and based off a book by the same name from the author AJ. Quinnell. The original which starred Scott Glenn as Creasy and was directed by French/Italian director Elie Chouraqui, was a little to damn depressing for the likes of me. Its slow pace and long silences did absolutely nothing for the story, but when Brian Helgeland wrote the remake in 2004... lets just say the tone was pushed to the max and Denzel seemed to fit into the role of a troubled ex-military man with nothing to lose like a glove made from angry latex that gave exactly zero fucks about anyone and anything... that is until he was given the job of acting as a bodyguard for the terribly cute Dakota Fanning.

Little did she know he had killed 85 people with a #2 Pencil in his lifetime....
Little did she know he had killed 85 people with a #2 Pencil in his lifetime....

The movie starts out with a troubled Creasy; and when I say troubled I don't mean a stomach ache. I am talking Martin Sheen fresh from duty in a hotel room Apocalypse Now style type of troubled. He is given the job by a friend of his played by the dancing man himself Christopher Walken. Thanks to his reactions toward Creasy you know exactly how badass he is just by inflection alone.

Okay, the dialogue helps... but just the way he says it...
Okay, the dialogue helps... but just the way he says it...

The truth is this story is the classic "Lone Wolf and Cub" type of idea, where eventually the iron-like exterior is broken by the innocence of a child. Which in reaction to this, the badasses last bit of hope and love is placed in the child... and when the character least expects it they are gunned down, left for dead, and the child is taken away. It is then when Creasy, and characters like Creasy, unleash the hell they hold deep within themselves in hopes of either killing everyone involved with abandon or saving the child. In most movies this is a typical reaction, but in this movie Denzel shines as the singular Fuck he was growing as he was getting to know the child was stripped away, and once his fuck level reaches zero once more his compass of hate points to the hierarchy of a criminal conspiracy in Mexico City that is just itching to get burned down. Oh, and Denzel's Creasy doesn't just have a match and a tank of gasoline. He literally is the match with a gasoline center: Napalm personified.

"Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting."
"Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting."

Speaking of people on fire...... lets talk about our next man who's job happened to put him at the wrong place at the wrong time: Dr. Peyton Westlake

or as you might know him: DARKMAN

Man Always on fire..... te he fuckin he
Man Always on fire..... te he fuckin he

While Creasy had a job that put him directly in harms way, Liam Neason's character in this 1990's cult classic was not. He was a scientist, and not even the crazy explosion kind. He was working on a new type of synthetic skin when trouble walked into his life. How did a peaceful scientist gain the kind of malice shown in the above picture... why, his lady friend of course. See, she was into real-estate development and a little naive to the real under the table types of business that can go on in that sort of industry and took the wrong document home. The Bellasarious Memorandum as Sam Raimi chose to call it when he wrote and directed this tip of the hat to classic monster movies of the 30's melded with his own hunger to create a cinematic superhero. These chips fall into place and put a ruthless gangster by the name of Robert Durant in Westlake's laboratory along with around 5 other thugs (one of which is Ted Raimi btw). They put Westlake through hell, and laugh while they do it. He is burned with acid and other chemicals, on top of being blown the fuck up and launched so far that everyone thinks he's dead.... I am talking Blown. The Fuck. Up!

but he lands in water... so... well no, its still horrible.
but he lands in water... so... well no, its still horrible.

Now remember back at the top when I said I liked two types of badasses? Well this is more of an example of A. Because Dr. Westlake, who for sure has a horrible time in his transformation from normal guy to superhero, becomes one of the most unique superheros of all time. See, when the police find him they believe him to be a homeless man who was victim to a gasoline fire and take him to a near by burn instatue. While there he is in a coma and has no I.D. so in order to save his life and help his 97% burned body they cut his "Spinothalamic Tract" which disables pain sensations from reaching the brain. This in turn gives him the ability to release adrenaline soaked carnage along with enhanced strength. If he is injured he wont stop, but there is a slight down side.... for bad guys mostly, because since this tract has been cut and he can't feel pain his emotions -particularly rage - is turned all the way up past 100. Not only that, the rage - which could be anything from a splinter to an attack - and it sends him into psychotic hallucinations of an exploding world... the only thing that can help him? Tearing off a bad guys head, and this is Liam Neason playing him here, so... yeah.

This will HAUNT YOUR FUCKING DREAMS?! AM-I-RIGHT??
This will HAUNT YOUR FUCKING DREAMS?! AM-I-RIGHT??

I know what you are thinking... BJ, Why is liam all crazy and looking like Liam instead of a half baked Frankenstein's monster. Well thats the cherry on top of this character. Ya see, old Westlakes study of synthetic skin comes in handy after he is covered in a permanent Halloween costume of burnt flesh and bone. Along with the good news of new skin comes the bad news of the length of time it can survive in sunlight. In the darkness the skin will stay together, but when light hits it he has 99 minutes until its starts to bubble, smoke, and fall apart. He doesn't let that stop him though, because Westlake soon becomes a master of disguise. He takes their faces and replicates them as well as being a lot better at voice impersonation than he ever knew before the accident. He uses these skills to take out everyone of Durant's thugs. I am telling you folks, this movie is a fantastic story of revenge that even includes a sort of Hunchback of Notre Dam type of feel. Also, ya know when you watch Raimi there will be those wonderful psychotic grip losing dance scenes.

"See the dancing freak... just 5 bucks.. to see the dancing freak!"
"See the dancing freak... just 5 bucks.. to see the dancing freak!"

Just like one of those crazy dances we are about to take a turn and spin into the past with this portion of the list. There are only a small amount of titles a main character can have within the revenge movie and one of my favorite hazardous work environments is the dirty, the sleazy, the smooth, and the lone wolf that is the Private Investigator. This example comes all the way back from 1941. Just 20 years after the start of the second world war your great grandma was whipped up in a sea of awesome as she sat down in the picture show ready to enjoy one of the first noir films ever made. One that Roger Ebert called "One of the Greatest films ever made." Also in my opinion the birth of the iconic gum shoe, and playing him was the also iconic Humprey Bogart, and even though I believe the character himself is a combination of Methanophiles and ... well ... Humphrey Bogart.... his name isnt either... his name is Samuel Spade and he is not fucking around.......

The Maltese Falcon

If they cursed in these movies, the dialogue would be, "Do I look like I fuck around?"
If they cursed in these movies, the dialogue would be, "Do I look like I fuck around?"

The classic film starts off innocently enough. Sam works with his partner who has an even more kickass name than his own: Miles Archer. They are both sitting around in their very own office for two, passing time by rolling cigarettes and looking as manly as possible when Mary Astor's Character Ruth Wonderlay walks in crying tears of lies and deception that our two shamus's (is it shamusi, shamusy, shamuso??) pick up on immediately, but when she presents them with $100 spending money to tail a man hanging in a hotel lobby how could they say no? So Miles volunteers for the shadow job and gets himself capped by a question mark that lasts until the end of the movie. That's not the best part folks, the best part is seeing badass A meet B and create some weird sub-letter I am not aware of. Then for Sam Spade its play time, but not the kind of play time shared by both Creasy and Westlake, which is wrapped in violence. This play time I speak relies solely on Spades ability to manipulate each character. Each of them fall pray to hubris as a calm Spade works all the angles to make sure his partners killer is found. Along the way he finds out the deeper he goes the deeper the pockets of those involved, and Mary Astor's double identity is just a single portion of the pursuit for the infamous Maltese Falcon.

This picture illustrates everyone's interest. Ya see how everyone is looking at the falcon? all but one....
This picture illustrates everyone's interest. Ya see how everyone is looking at the falcon? all but one....

Thats right, a small statue with a real live back story and seething greed pouring from all those who peruse it. It is believed to be solid gold and fitted with rubies, and Sam Spade figures this fact out and squeezes everyone... but not with violence but with tact. See, the above two examples had only one ABSOLUTE angle and that's violent revenge, reflecting the violence that had been done to them... but Sam doesn't just want to see them suffer and figure out his partners killer, he also wants to make sure he can squeeze every last dime out of them using fear alone. Fear of each other, hurt feelings, suspicion - these are Spades tools and if Creasy's art was death then Sams art is talking and body language. Well that and a little bit of and ability to serve out deserved slices of a grinning knuckle sandwiches.

"I'm about to get punched in the mouth aren't I?" "Why yes, yes you are..."
"I'm about to get punched in the mouth aren't I?" "Why yes, yes you are..."

All in all having a job where the possibility of having things taken away from you be it a kid, a face, or a partner you will have to agree that these are some of the most classic reasons for badasses to turn it up a notch. We can all agree though that some films do it better than others. Which just goes to show that its not just the plot of a story that can captivate and audience but the players and feeling involved. These are some of my favorite examples, and there are many more I am sure you can add to it, but lets move forward ladies and gentlemen for like a man in these films i have a plan and to execute that I must move on to........

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#2 Cold Cold Confinement

"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you cry alone."
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you cry alone."

I dont know about you but I personally have always loved the story of the Count of Monte Cristo. A man gets imprisoned for a purpose unaware to him, he finally escapes, and then takes out his vengeance on the person who imprisoned him. Its such a good story that a lot of films have taken slices of it and built entirely different re-imaginings of this but one thing is for sure no matter how many times you see them you can't fail to see the resemblance. Some even straight up pay homage to the classic story with the film itself, sort of using it as a skeleton and adding the flashy parts themselves, but always the characters are drenched in depth just waiting to be delved into, and it isn't until their escape or release that the character really shines. I think this has something to do with the sudden purpose they have in their life to find the person who made them a victim and take revenge. In a way they themselves become vengence, in a way an assassin becomes death once he takes a job. I digress, ha, I am totally getting ahead of myself here... Now for your first example lets get back to the Count.

NOT THAT ONE!!!
NOT THAT ONE!!!

A lot of Asian Directors have taken on their own interpretation of classic stories as an opportunity to tell their own (insane*) story. Park Chan-wook is no different, and when his modern tale of mysterious imprisonment, Oldboy, had its credits roll all I wanted to do is ask where the acid I had clearly taken had come from and why I will never understand Korean food.

OLDBOY

That's the one! So hungry and full of hate he is able to eat an entire Cthulhu....
That's the one! So hungry and full of hate he is able to eat an entire Cthulhu....

Meet Oh Dae-su, the main player in this tale of woes and wonder. He did a bad thing and ends up getting framed for murder, kidnapped, and imprisoned for 20 years with nothing but a TV and a wall to punch until he couldnt feel feelings. Okay, he probably could feel the broken bones in his hands but even those were a release. See not only was these facts present, he survived on nothing but fried dumplings and poisonous gassing's taking place while some skinny lady comes in in-between his conscious states and hypnotizes him. I mean shit, John McCain was a prisoner of war and he's as hollow and broken candy crushing politician, just think of what he would have become with fired dumplings and forced hair cuts. This Koren Alice in Wonderland shit gets even more real once he awakens inside a box on top of a roof at the same exact geographical location of his original kidnapping..... in a field of grass... on top of a building.

The first person he meets wants to kill themselves for reasons I wont get into......
The first person he meets wants to kill themselves for reasons I wont get into......

This character goes through a a winding road of weird that would rival most people and honestly its almost to good to give away. I mean I really want to describe every moment of the cinematic centrifuge that this movie incarnates {Drinks second glass of hard liquor as he writes}. The beauty of the character is his transformation from regular guy into full fledged bottled hate walking around waiting to punch someone right in the soul. Few things in life can make a man this way and being imprisoned for reasons unknown is one that we seem to realize is enough reason to root for a guy who is pretty much killing people. It makes me laugh when I think about it but its sort of like the 1000 Ways to Die TV shows story lines, ya know? It creates a philosophical stance right from the begining establishing that whoever is about to die... pretty much deserves it and most anything that happen's to them is okay. Which is one stance that is clearly supported in our next example of imprisonmental (I know its not a word*) anguish.

Law Abiding Citizen

{high-pitched voice} "Im gon show you my Diiiiiiiiick!!"
{high-pitched voice} "Im gon show you my Diiiiiiiiick!!"

In 2009 a movie came out starring Gerard Butler that I wasn't really sure about to be honest. I mean yeah he can play a real hard ass but I never thought when he took on the lead acting role after 'Gamer' was released just a few months earlier that it would turn out this calculated and deranged. I will admit I was wrong though when this story of imprisoned rage fueled by deserving(?) revenge was laid out before me. Even Jamie Fox did a great job as the only character to have any favor given by the audience in this Kurt Wimmer written, underrated master piece of a motion picture. That favor though was only given to Jamie because you know that he has a family, otherwise he wouldn't have lasted as long as he does in this film.

You remember those "Fucks" I was talking about giving earlier? this guy used them all to form a plan...
You remember those "Fucks" I was talking about giving earlier? this guy used them all to form a plan...

This story though was more about the imprisonment of the men who took away his family, and while yes you could allow for the criticism that he might belong on the first list. It is the use of this reverse imprisonment that makes this movie so special. The men who kill his family get short sentences when they go to trial. he follows the letter of the law and it lets him down and this unassuming family man Clyde Shelton really (for lack of a better term) takes it right in the metaphorical bunghole. To which he resigns to a sort of Monte Cristo like self imprisonment, planning not only for his release, but for the culmination of his very intricate plan.

"No amount of acting will get you out of this one..... Jamie."
"No amount of acting will get you out of this one..... Jamie."

This character really hammers out the hard hits and if you have never consider this movie I would put it at the top of the next movie list because if you like to see how One man with determination and skill can really make the world fall apart - leave that Heath Ledger shit behind ya and get on the train that leads to this sweet ass execution of events falling into place. I will admit the choice of the writer not to let him win was one that, when seeing the movie, I didn't root for but I do understand it. You can't let an anti-hero willing to take the lives of innocence survive... but I guess you can let them attempt to finish the job they set out to do with confidence if not victory.Let me ease that mind of yours though (person reading this that I sincerely appreciate) we aren't stopping here... this V.I.C.T.O.R.Y point is the subject of our next fun example of wrongful imprisonment...

The Running Man

I am not even sure if Arne likes to play games... much less forced to play Cat & Mouse
I am not even sure if Arne likes to play games... much less forced to play Cat & Mouse

This tale of imprisonment takes place in the future... a future where prisoners wear explosive collars and peoples prime entertainment is the murder of Death-row inmates live in a game show format. Stephen King had his hand in this, and its something that you can see once the implications this reflection of the ever growing state of reality TV that has at this point in time come and gone. In 1987 though this film was not only prophet of the future but an entertaining mash up of Arne phrases and kicking the shit out of those that pursue you for the sake of ratings.

"I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your god-damn spine!"
"I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your god-damn spine!"

This caricature of a badass with nothing to lose and a spine to rip is one of the most entertaining of the bunch. I mean seeing Arne play a badass along with wild existential examples floating around his giant muscles filled with hate and weed, its just marvelous to see. At one point an old lady even gets on his side, and in this society it was like a republican convention attendee being asked about there best example of president and proudly stating "Obama!" to a silent crowd of Fox news subscribers.

You can own the Home Game in real life and make up your own one liners in a guttural tone...
You can own the Home Game in real life and make up your own one liners in a guttural tone...

Imprisonment is a hell of a thing that can get main characters wound up and ready for action. That story-line seldom makes a bad movie to be honest, but its only when you see that the character has a plain deep enough to be intriguing unfolding in front of your eyes. It really makes the movie go from bad to worse... oh and speaking of going from bad to worse.....

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#1 You Gonna F$%# With My Family?!

"The ONE time I DIDN'T have a gun!"
"The ONE time I DIDN'T have a gun!"

Ahhh shit things are getting crazy now because the one thing, and I can believe you are thinking it due to astrology and what not (magic and shit), that you may be thinking that we just went through this with the previous category... but you would be wrong. we are going on triggers here and I believe that number three here is a hell of a reason to soak a soul in revenge filled malice. Our first example of this comes from way out west during and after the civil war.

It's the rough and strike anywhere-match heavy The Outlaw Josey Wales

I wish one day to be so badass someone actually hand paints a poster of me doing this exact thing...
I wish one day to be so badass someone actually hand paints a poster of me doing this exact thing...

You just don't kill a mans family... you just don't do it. Why? Well for moral reasons I am certain a portion of you reading this have inside you mind, but also because if you fail to kill the man he may just bury his family, have a good cry, and then come after you with a ferocity almost unmatched. Like in the imprisonment portion of this article where I stated that the being imprisoned kind of gives the main character purpose, but that purpose only extends until the main character finds out the truth of his imprisonment and then he/she still has to move on with their lives. That is just something not found when people basically take your entire life and rip away everything you care about with a combination of fire, bullets, and most of the time a little rape. All of which are in this film classic from 1976, adapted from the book Gone to Texas (which also happens to be the name of the first 'Preacher' graphic novel, but I digress {if you have never read it, do yourself a favor!}). Clint Eastwood himself directed this western marvel, and in it you see what lengths a man will go to in order to avenge not only an attack on his family but an attack on the only thing good in his life.

"They'll come for ya Jose, you know that right?"..... "I reckon they will." {spit}
"They'll come for ya Jose, you know that right?"..... "I reckon they will." {spit}

Jose Wales becomes molded by this event so completely that he transforms into one of the most wanted men in America when he refuses to turn himself into the Union Army after he joined the confederacy in the wake of his families death. Everyone else just sort of walks back in... granted they were fighting over pro-slavery. Josey was fighting to get a chance to catch up with the bastards that did bastard things to his family. He takes a persona of a bastard, and wears it like armor. Armor laden with plenty of holsters and Damn pouches what hold spittin' tabacca! {spit} I can understand that most of you might feel this is just one of many Sergio Leone'esque movies that I could include, but for some reason Josey's tale of revenge sets perfectly inside my head as the iconic illustration of vengence and is possibly one of the better early examples of this story hitting the big screen in such a way. Which made it possible for people to take the act of Family Deaths as cause for revenge and push it into the 21's century, which I am almost certain made it possible for the next protagonist to make the leap from the sandy pages of comics and on to the big screen.....

The Punisher

Ahhhhhhhh, no.... dont show this one!!!
Ahhhhhhhh, no.... dont show this one!!!
Ohhh so damn close, but it just HAD to have fucking Travolta in the damn thing! {sad face}
Ohhh so damn close, but it just HAD to have fucking Travolta in the damn thing! {sad face}
YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!
YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!

The Punisher has been trying to punish people on the silver screen for years. He's like Jose Wales, if Jose Wales just started hating smelly bad guys in general with as much hate as he hated those specific smelly bad guys. Its a great character, because when I say his family dies I mean that his WHOLE family dies. Ya see Frank Castle was ex-military shadow double deep black ops, the mother fucker might as well have been Remo Williams (see Destroyer books or the movie 'Remo Williams: the Adventure Begins' to achieve full reference point realization) before they take his family away in a very bloody fashion. I love this because, like those 1000 ways to die story-lines I mentioned earlier it sets a precedent where you basically agree with everything that Frank does after that point. It helps you agree, and agree you will if you try out any one of these movies.... even the 80's one.

The evolution of movies and comics trying to meld into one mega-super-form...
The evolution of movies and comics trying to meld into one mega-super-form...

All humans can come to understand someones reactions when being faced with the death of ones family at the hands of some sort of devilized force. Hell, a lot of people still use this ideology to become actual terrorists in the real world, but just think for a second how hard it would be to turn down the opportunity. Your entire family has been killed, not only that - massacred - could you say no to finding them and putting them down? I don't think I could, but that's where reality and fantasy separate. Because unlike someone who's family was killed in real life Frank has an ability and an almost unstoppable knack for dealing out death to the right people. Its not based on any sort of flimsy ideology like religion or outside influences such as money or power, its based on making the hunter finally feel like the prey, and I absolutely love it. Like I stated earlier, the death of the family becomes a vale in which all actions taken after the fact by the person who lost them is ultimately forgiven with pure understanding. Most of the time their actions are justifiable even without that as an excuse, but sometimes the line of forgiveness is crossed. When that happens a psychosis of the mind taks hold and a psychopath is born.

Which brings us to Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

"At last.... my arm is complete."
"At last.... my arm is complete."

Its not often I write about musicals folks, and I wouldn't even mention it if this wasn't such a perfect example. The movie itself, made in 2007 as an adaptation of a 1979 play (musical) of the same name, and brought to life by a dark Tim Burton. The story is one of insanity that comes to us all the way from the Victorian Era. There is a debate on whether Sweeney himself was a real person, or just a figment of the prose of the times creating a crazed man and his capitalistic lady accomplice who feeds the rich to the poor of London via meat pies. Honestly its the first I have ever heard a story where deranged psychosis is used for profit other than hit men or assassination, but those two have to be controlled and calculated so crazy may be present in the personality but never in the act. Sweeney Todd on the other hand kills only to fill the hole left inside of him that a rotten judge stole away just before sending him to rot himself in an island prison for 15 years. When he returns he is told by Mrs. Lovett (his soon to be accomplice) that his wife killed herself after being raped at a party by the very judge who put him away. He is also told that his daughter is being held as a ward by the dastardly judge Turpin. After being told this.... Benjamin Barker changes his name to Sweeney Todd and plans his just revenge on the judge and his lackey with Lovett. First he must become known as a barber again, and the best way to do that is to take on the best barber in town. He then happens upon a very exaggerated Italian fraud, played in this adaptation by Sacha Baron Cohen....

Smells like piss.....looks like piss....this is piss...
Smells like piss.....looks like piss....this is piss...

He defeats Cohen's character and soon the judge comes knocking on his door, but then his opportunity to finally kill the man he has felt so much hate for is gone when a young boy bursts into his shop who is known by the judge to have been lusting after his ward (Sweeney's lost daughter). This drives Sweeney over that line we talked about earlier, because Mrs. Lovett steers his hate in the direction of full blown serial killer. She devises a way for Sweeney to do his killing of random folks in a vain attempt to satiate his lust for the judge's blood, and for her to turn a profit by sticking the victims of his deadly close shave into tasty meat pies.

Try a little priest... have yourself a feast....
Try a little priest... have yourself a feast....

I love this character because his lust for blood could have been realized in full force had he came back and gone straight for the jugular of the problem, but instead Mrs. Lovett and extenuating circumstances cause this tale of revenge to transform into a story of serial killing and cannibalism. She wants Todd as her own absolutely denying the fact that he has become a fully delusional madman who has replaced his life's purpose with a new found sense of duty believed to be cleaning up the streets of London one dripping ruby at a time. His lust for blood and lies from Lovett blind him from the truth. The truth of his wife still being alive, and in a moment of confusion and agitation he kills her as if she is no one but a speed bump on his road of revenge. He even gets close to killing his daughter - who is in disguise - just to keep her quiet, This story wasn't destined to have a happy ending anyhow, because when a character crosses that line of morality the audience can no longer follow. He or she is doomed to die for the sake of justice and..... desserts.

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There are many reasons thrust onto the silver screen that we accept as legitimate, and these are just a few. Vengeance itself is an act that all people can and have felt at one point in their lives. Which makes each one of the revenge stories we watch or read satisfying to that part of us that wishes we could have such an excuse to let that dark side of our minds out to run around for a while with a singular purpose and drop the responsibilities of the real world. While movies are black and white though, the real world is a lot more complicated. The reality of taking someones life is coupled with the complications of those people you are killing deserving to have the same chance as yourself to live life and learn from there mistakes.... although sometimes, just sometimes, we can all set back and let those thoughts run free in a fictional setting and have our beloved cinematic stars inhabit the manifestations of those ideals, and watch as they do what we only wish we could do in those times of desperation. Kind of like violent blood filled Porn for the ego and id in us all.

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